*An emotional discussion between Will Smith’s current and former wives was on display in Monday’s first episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk.
Determined not to shy away from awkward situations in the series, Jada chose Sheree Zampino, who was married to Will from 1992 to 1995, as her first guest.
Recalling the problematic start to their relationship, Jada fought tears as she admitted being out of pocket when she began dating Will back in 1995.
“Here’s the one thing I will say in hindsight,” Jada said. “Because I didn’t understand marriage, I didn’t understand divorce. I will say that I probably should’ve fell back. So, when I think back about where I was, some of my insensitivity, some of my inconsideration just in regards to you guys unwinding a marriage, and then me, trying to get in there … ”
“And I was like, ‘Bless her little heart,’” Sheree replied.
Tears really began flowing when talk turned to their mutual relationship with Trey, Sheree’s 25-year-old son with Will. Sheree admitted she was initially against Jada meeting Trey, but eventually gave in and allowed the two to bond.
“So Trey comes home and I said, ‘How did you like Miss Jada?’” Sheree recalled. “He said, ‘I really like her Mommy.’”
“Thank you for loving my baby,” Sheree added, touching a tearful Jada on the arm.
“I’ll tell you, on this side of things, my son could not have a better bonus mom,” Sheree said.
“And he’s got a great mother,” Jada responded.
Watch the full interview above.
She married the actor in 1997 and they share children Jaden, 19, and Willow, 17.